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Old 02-27-2012, 03:18 AM   #1
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Hi RC Tech.

I recently just bought a 2x4 Slash and I'm in love with it.

Now, it's not really good for tough terrains.
I had an old EMAXX for a few years and that thing went through anything. Sold it today because it was brushed and all I have is lipo batteries.
So, I'm looking to purchase another truck.
If you were me, what would you choose that has the "monster truck" abilities the Emaxx has?

My price range is $300/$350. I see 90% used trucks going for that so I think it's a realistic range.


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Old 02-27-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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Step up and get a HPI Savage Flux HP - the Ultimate Basher!

It's expensive, but it won't break... when your emaxx would have been in 100 pieces on the ground the savage will be ready for more
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It's expensive, but it won't break... when your emaxx would have been in 100 pieces on the ground the savage will be ready for more
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It's expensive, but it won't break... when your emaxx would have been in 100 pieces on the ground the savage will be ready for more
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Unfortunately for that $300-350 you could have turned your E-maxx into a world class bashing machine!!! I have a 3906 Maxx that is everything but 3906 nowadays.... Waterproof electronics, brushless 3905 drivetrain, RPM parts throughout, fully rebuilt two speed tranny, Robinson racing slipper, etc... Parts list goes on forever... And not that a savage isn't a good ride... But inevitably you will miss your maxx... I've got too much tied up in mine to ever get rid of it....
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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Depends on what you ultimately want to do with it. I have to say I haven't tried many trucks but for $300-$350 you can pick up a used Summit. Not too fast so when you run into another $100-$200 you can upgrade the ESC n Motor.
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Got a bullet... It's sweet. Like a mini monster truck.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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Add $100 to your price range and get a thunder tiger mt4 g3. It's basically a brushless truggy with mt tires and great handling. Probably as strong as a flux but much better handling. It's the best value there is for a brushless mt. Watch videos by jammer2150 and chainsaw10 on YouTube to get an idea of how the mt4 handles and what its capable of.
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Add $100 to your price range and get a thunder tiger mt4 g3. It's basically a brushless truggy with mt tires and great handling. Probably as strong as a flux but much better handling. It's the best value there is for a brushless mt. Watch videos by jammer2150 and chainsaw10 on YouTube to get an idea of how the mt4 handles and what its capable of.
+1 the MT4 is a beast!!!
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For your price range, get the Thunder Tiger MT4. That thing is a freakin' tank.
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Not that the TG isn't a solid truck... But I have yet to step into a hobby shop that carries ANY spare parts for TG... So, unless you want to wait around for 100% online purchases for replacement parts..... I would stay a little more mainstream... Call me crazy...
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Not that the TG isn't a solid truck... But I have yet to step into a hobby shop that carries ANY spare parts for TG... So, unless you want to wait around for 100% online purchases for replacement parts..... I would stay a little more mainstream... Call me crazy...
While that's true, from what I have seen of those things, I don't think you will need any spares
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While that's true, from what I have seen of those things, I don't think you will need any spares
Also true... They are durable... But with the R/C hobby:

"You buy it---------you bash it---------you break it"
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Not that the TG isn't a solid truck... But I have yet to step into a hobby shop that carries ANY spare parts for TG... So, unless you want to wait around for 100% online purchases for replacement parts..... I would stay a little more mainstream... Call me crazy...
There is a reason there are more traxxas parts on the shevles at the hobby shop... Thunder tiger is a mainstream brand, just not as much with monster trucks. Thunder tiger and associated are basically the same company and the platform that the MT4 G3 is based on has been out for years, so parts support is a non issue.
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